The Kofi Annan international peacekeeping training
center and the NSD-S Hub are cohosting a three-day workshop in ACCRA , GHANA
to share and discuss Informal Governance of Non-State Armed Groups in the
Sahel. The Sahel region has witnessed several examples over the past 20
years of NSAGs attempting to enforce governance in areas under their control,
ranging from setting up courts to providing health services to establishing
border crossings. Understanding such cases is crucial to improve situational
awareness of the behavior of NSAGs and the most appropriate policy responses.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss and provide important regional
feedback on a draft of the research paper produced by a team composed of HUB researchers
and an academic from the University of Kent (UK). The research paper will offer
an overview of the range of cases of informal governance by
politically-motivated armed groups and organized criminal groups as well as two
in-depth case studies.